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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Preview

Michigan WolverinesOhio State Buckeyes
March 12, 1:40 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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Ohio State will look to improve on its 30-2 record on Saturday when they host Michigan in NCAAB odds action at Conseco Fieldhouse.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Ten Tournament. The game is being played at Conseco Fieldhouse, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Buckeyes sit at 30-2 (15-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolverines are currently 20-12 (18-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Ohio State is 17-12 OU, and Michigan is 16-10 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Buckeyes, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolverines, who rate No. 118 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-70 victory for the Buckeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio State's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 77.6 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 44 at 62.5 PPG. The Buckeyes field goal percentage has averaged 49.4% so far, more than the Wolverines marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.1 points per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan, they were a 60-55 winner as they battled Illinois. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog.

In their last action, Ohio State was a 67-61 winner against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as favorites.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Northwestern are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Wolverines at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games
Ohio State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Michigan